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Manugistics Group
Industry Software Services & Applications
Founded 1969 (as STSC)[1]
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland, USA
Products Prepackaged Software[2]
Revenue $176 million USD (2006)[3]
Number of employees
875 (2006)[4]

Manugistics Group, Inc. was a company that developed and marketed software applications, principally for resource planning and supply chain management, with clients around the world.

JDA Software Group acquired Manugistics in July 2006 to expand its end-to-end supply chain offering to the market. Manugistics' demand and supply chain solutions enabled JDA to grow its market with solutions for manufacturing, demand and replenishment, price and promotions optimization, and transportation and logistics. This acquisition enabled JDA to change the traditional way of viewing how to supply goods to the consumer. The acquisition of Manugistics positioned JDA to provide retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and service industries customers with a new solution offering that spanned the supply chain from raw materials to the end consumer.

Prior to the acquisition, Manugistics had offices in over 30 countries and had a heritage as one of the “founders” of supply chain management. The company was a provider of demand, supply and transportation planning solutions, with several very large-scale customers, particularly in the food production industry.


Manugistics originated in 1969 in Bethesda, Maryland as Scientific Time Sharing Corporation (STSC) with some of the people who originally implemented APL as a programming language at IBM.[5] Until 1980, the company developed and marketed a broad range of computer software and services, including international computer time-sharing services. In 1980, STSC began developing and marketing a line of operational decision-support software while continuing to grow and profit from other product lines. The company changed its name from STSC, Inc. to Manugistics, Inc. in May 1992 to reflect its broadened areas of expertise and service. Continued financial concerns for almost a decade starting in 1998, tough competition from vendors of similar software and the dot-com crash heralded the steady deterioration of Manugistics. After struggling for 9 years, it returned to positive numbers in 2006 and finally was sold off to rival retail-demand-chain software maker JDA Software Group, Inc.[6]

Company Timeline[edit]

  • 1979 - the company name was changed from STSC, Inc.
  • 1982 - APL*PLUS/PC launched, the first version of APL on the personal computer
  • 1982 - acquired by Continental Telecom Inc.
  • 1992 - name changed to Manugistics
  • 1993 - initial public offering
  • 1995 - the APL product line was sold to LEX2000, Inc.
  • 1999 - Cognos Corporation acquired LEX2000
  • 2005 - APLNow purchases APL2000 along with entire APL product lines
  • 2006 - was acquired by JDA Software Group

Major Acquisitions[edit]

  • Digital Freight Exchange, Inc. (DFE)
  • Western Data Systems of Nevada, Inc. (WDS)
  • SpaceWorks Inc.
  • PartMiner CSD, Inc.
  • One Release, LLC
  • STG Holdings, Inc.
  • Talus Solutions, Inc.
  • TYECIN Systems, Inc.
  • ProMIRA Software, Inc.
  • Synchronology Group Ltd.
  • Avyx, Inc.
  • Marketing Systems GmbH

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JDA Software Group Inc., demand chain management software and services for global retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.". JDA Software. 
  2. ^ "Manugistics Group Inc – Technology > Software Services & Applications from". AllBusiness. 
  3. ^ "Manugistics - Company Profile on LinkedIn". LinkedIn. 
  4. ^ "Manugistics Group, Inc. Profile". SmartBrief. 
  5. ^ "APL programming language". 
  6. ^ "Manugistics seeks a suitor - CNET News". CNET News. 

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